South First Street fence a work in progress


Workers from L.S. Fencing in Yakima attempt to re-do fencing along South First Street that provides construction sight and sound protection for homeowners in the area.

The fencing erected to protect homeowners from the sights and sounds of construction on South First Street is in the process of being replaced.

"If you'd have seen it before, you'd know why," said Chet Vetter, a foreman for L.S. Fencing of Yakima, who added that his company did not do the original job.

If the Daily Sun News would've taken a picture of the previous fencing, Vetter said, "That would've been a good example of why we're doing this. It was up and down, not uniform. It looked terrible."

Vetter said his company put in the posts yesterday, Monday, and today is stretching out the fabric "so it looks nice."

The next step will be to put the slats in, which will happen either today or tomorrow, Wednesday, depending on how quickly they can stretch the fabric, which is the chain part.

One of the daunting tasks for Vetter's crew is using materials left by the previous company. "It's not what I call materials. Whoever manufactured (this) has never built a fence before. I wish we were using our own materials."

The fencing covers up the area and provides noise control.

"It will look good when I get done," Vetter said.


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